Strong regional hospitality sector prompts new appointments at Colliers International

May 19, 2017
Strong regional hospitality sector prompts new appointments at Colliers International

Property group Colliers International has strengthened its Bristol-based hospitality team with the appointment of Ed Jefferson. Ed joins from national licensed trade specialists Sidney Phillips and will take over the South West territory south of the M4. A fully qualified chartered surveyor, he is also a Fellow of the...

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Two experienced director appointments strengthen Gleeds’ Bristol office

May 19, 2017
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International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has continued the expansion of its public sector team in the South West with the appointment of Gary Fisher and Mark Plenty as directors based out of its Bristol office. Mark, pictured right,  joins as director of project management, having spent the past...

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Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

May 19, 2017
Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub is extending its support for the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by introducing an investor-in-residence service open to all growth businesses in the area. Delivered in partnership with Deepbridge Capital and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), the service goes live on with bookings available during normal office...

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New managing director sees growth potential at Clevedon Hall

May 19, 2017
New managing director sees growth potential at Clevedon Hall

Upmarket wedding and corporate events venue Clevedon Hall has appointed James Matthews as its new managing director. James, pictured, took over in April after two years as operations director at Clevedon Hall, which stages bespoke events and weddings on an exclusive basis for up to 250 guests, with luxury...

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Boost number of women bosses if you want to be successful, Bristol businesses urged

May 19, 2017
Boost number of women bosses if you want to be successful, Bristol businesses urged

Bristol business leaders have been warned that they are failing to optimise the talents of their people if women are not fairly represented at senior levels in their organisations. The message came from Sir Philip Hampton, chair of the independent Hampton-Alexander Review, which aims to ensure talented women succeed...

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Private equity funding for firm behind innovative eye-screening device

May 19, 2017
Private equity funding for firm behind innovative eye-screening device

A fledgling Bristol business developing a pioneering screening device that could help prevent blindness in older people has attracted private equity funding from a group of city-based entrepreneurs. The £310,000 for Azul Optics will provide seed funding for product development. Some £160,000 has been invested by Bristol Private Equity...

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Legal vacancies fall in South West as uncertainty causes lawyers to stay put

May 19, 2017
Legal vacancies fall in South West as uncertainty causes lawyers to stay put

Private practice lawyer vacancies in the South West have fallen by 11% over the past year as the sector starts to suffer from uncertainty, according to a new survey. However, the decline is less than the national picture – the data from specialist recruiter Clayton Legal shows vacancies across...

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Salary sacrifice schemes targeted in government tax raid, warn accountants

May 19, 2017
Salary sacrifice schemes targeted in government tax raid, warn accountants

Bristol employers are being warned to urgently review their payroll practices following a government tax raid on employee benefits. Since April 6 the government has clamped down on salary sacrifice schemes that reduce gross pay in exchange for benefits such as mobile phones, cars, gym memberships and school fees....

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Clock ticking for Bristol firms to enter region’s first Aerospace Ambassadors Awards

May 19, 2017
Clock ticking for Bristol firms to enter region’s first Aerospace Ambassadors Awards

Bristol’s aerospace and defence firms are being urged to submit their entries for the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) awards as the deadline fast approaches. Nominations for the Aerospace Ambassadors Awards – the region’s first – close on June 9, with the winners announced at a celebration dinner...

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